BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Briefs

Wrestling on tap at Big Red

STEUBENVILLE – The OHSAA Division II Regional Team Wrestling Tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the Crimson Center at Steubenville High School.

No. 3 Beaver Local will take on No. 2 Tri-Valley and No. 4 Cambridge meets No. 1 Big Red. Matches will be held simultaneously in Division 12A.

The winners will meet approximately 20 minutes after the end of the semifinals.

Entry is $7 per person as set by the OHSAA.

Smithfield to hold registration

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Little League will hold sign-ups from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Smithfield Firehouse for T-ball (ages 5-6), Pinto (7-8), Mustang (9-10) and Bronco (11-12). Cost is $40 per child of $60 per family.

Softball sign-ups will also be held for ages 10-and-under, 14-and-under and 18-and-under. Fees are $50 per child and $10 for each additional family member.

For information, contact league president Mike Watt at (740) 733-9956.

Bergholz sign-ups announced

BERGHOLZ – Sign-up dates and times for Bergholz baseball and softball have been announced.

They will be held at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5 and Feb. 12; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23.

It is open to all boys and girls in the area with T-Ball for ages 5-6; coach pitch (7-8); and baseball/softball (9-14).

The cost is $40 for the first child in the family and $30 for each additional child in a family. The fee is payable at sign-up.

For information, contact Dick Law at (740) 543-3461.

Softball tryouts to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold tryouts for girls ages 8-15 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 23 in the Steubenville High School commons area. The cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.

For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792 or Jeremy Groves at (740) 424-2859.

PAC to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Polish Athletic Club will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the clubhouse. Membership dues must be paid before the meeting begins.

Briefs

Red Knights roll over Irish

TORONTO – The Toronto boys basketball team rolled over visiting St. John Central, 65-37, Saturday.

The Red Knights’ Brad Melville led all scorers with 18 points. Blaine Rawson added 12 points in support with Blaze Glenn and Joey Chadwick each chipping in with eight.

Toronto (7-8) travels to Madonna Tuesday.

Toronto 65, St. John Central 37

St. John Central 10 6 9 12 – 37

Toronto 16 18 17 14 – 65

ST. JOHN CENTRAL: Francis 2 0-0 4, Shoemaker 1 5-6 7, Holubeck 1 2-2 4, Alvey 1 1-1 3, Clemons 1 1-2 3, Bassill 3 2-2 8, Melko 1 6-6 8. TOTALS: 10 17-19 37.

TORONTO (7-8): Glenn 3 2-2 8, Chadwick 3 1-2 8, Owens 4 1-2 10, Melville 9 0-0 18, Rawson 4 2-2 12, Zeigler 2 0-0 4, Keirsey 1 0-0 2, Cassella 0 1-2 1, Stewart 1 0-0 2, Lawrence 0 0-0 0, Andrews 0 0-0 0, Roush 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 27 7-10 65. 3-pointers: Rawson 2, Glenn 2, Chadwick, Owens.

Quick start propels Redskins

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek boys basketball team jumped out to a 23-6 lead after on quarter and cruised to a 60-38 win over visiting Bellaire Saturday.

Alex Young led the Redskins with a 17-point performance. Blake Roar chipped in 14 points as well.

Indian Creek (12-4) travels to Union Local Tuesday.

Indian Creek 60, Bellaire 38

Bellaire 6 10 14 8 – 38

Indian Creek 23 9 12 16 – 60

BELLAIRE: Ramsay 3 0-0 6, Westlake 3 0-0 8, Back 2 0-1 4, Pickens 0 0-0 0, Kal Hess 0 0-0 0, Patrone 3 3-6 9, Kovalyk 0 0-0 0, Hall 0 0-0 0, Kenny Hess 3 2-2 8, Bentz 1 0-0 3. TOTALS: 15 5-9 38. Westlake (2), Bentz.

INDIAN CREEK (12-4): Kamarec 3 0-0 7, Furda 1 0-0 2, Roar 5 2-2 14, Young 7 3-4 17, Haught 1 1-2 3, Huynh 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Anderson 1 3-4 5, Durbin 1 1-1 3, Foldi 0 0-0 0, Connor 0 0-0 0, Woodbury 0 0-0 0, Sullivan 1 0-0 2, Winland 2 3-4 7. TOTALS 22 13-17 60. 3-pointers: Roar (2), Kamarec.

Edison drops heartbreaker

RICHMOND – The Edison boys basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 56-55 decison to Union Local Saturday.

Erik Lee led the Wildcats with 17 points. Dylan Jones joined him in double-digits with 10 points.

Edison hosts Buckeye Local Tuesday.

Union Local 56, Edison 55

Union Local 18 13 16 9 – 56

Edison 14 13 12 16 – 55

UNION LOCAL: McDiffit 4 1-2 9, Tipton 8 0-0 20, Dunfee 1 0-0 2, Jones 4 0-0 9, Porter 2 4-4 9, Mckipitz 0 0-0 0, Bailey 2 3-4 7. TOTALS: 21 8-10 56. 3-pointers: Tipton (4), Jones, Porter.

EDISON: Jones 3 2-4 10, Lee 8 0-0 17, Allese 1 0-0 2, Hyndman 0 0-0 0, Kramarich 1 0-2 2, Howell 4 0-0 8, Wilken 3 0-0 8, Horan 4 0-0 8. TOTALS: 24 2-6 55. 3-pointers: Jones (2), Wilken (2), Lee.

Franciscan men fall

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team lost 68-57 to visiting D’Youville College Saturday.

Christian Duke led the Barons with 18 points. Joseph Rine played well, contributing 12 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks.

Franciscan is at it again next Saturday at 4 p.m. when it travels to Penn State Behrend.

Lady Barons lose in OT

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team fell in overtime, 62-58, to D’Youville College Saturday.

Monica Dawyot has seven points, 11 rebounds, and three steals for the Lady Barons with Helen Raines also scoring seven to go with five steals. Allyson Cooney added five points and 10 boards.

Franciscan plays next Saturday at Penn State Behrend.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the High School Conference Room.

Coaches Phil Cassinelli and Mark Masloski are the meeting’s featured speakers.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Briefs

Wildcats top Big Reds

BELLAIRE – The Edison girls basketball team knocked off homestanding Bellaire 59-57 Thursday to win its second straight game.

Lynsey Morrison scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Wildcats. Molly McCoy and Katelyn Pollock joined her in double-figures with 17 and 13 points respectively.

Edison hosts Buckeye Local Monday.

Edison 59, Bellaire 57

Edison 17 10 19 13 – 59

Bellaire 17 15 9 16 – 57

EDISON: Hunter 0, 3-4 3; Pollock 5, 3-4 13; McCoy 5, 5-10 17; Fonow 0, 1-2 1; Stewart 3. 1-2 7; Morrison 5, 5-5 18. TOTALS 18, 18-27 59. 3-pointers: Morrison (3), McCoy (2).

BELLAIRE: Kidder 5, 4-8 16; Messenger 1, 0-0 2; Crozier 2, 0-0 6; Gillespie 1, 2-2 4; Ryan 2, 2-4 6; Cook 1, 0-0 2; Green 8, 5-7 21. TOTALS 20, 13-21 57. 3-pointers: Kidder (2), Crozier (2).

Red Knights fall to Bishops

TORONTO – The Toronto boys basketball team fell at home, 72-67, to Bishop Donahue Thursday.

Brad Melville scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Red Knights. Tyler Owens added 18 points.

Toronto hosts St. John Central tonight.

Bishop Donahue 72, Toronto 67

Bishop Donahue 16 15 24 17 – 72

Toronto 8 19 16 24 – 67

BISHOP DONAHUE: Hanson 5 2-6 12, Jones 4 5-7 15, Padlow 3 1-2 8, Yates 3 2-4 9, Miller 3 9-12 15, Truex 5 3-4 13, Moore 0 0-2 0. TOTALS: 23 22-35 72. 3-pointers: Jones (2), Padlow, Yates.

TORONTO: Glenn 3 3-4 9, Chadwick 3 2-3 8, Owens 7 1-1 18, Melville 9 4-4 24, Rossom 2 0-0 4, Zeigler 0 2-2 2, Keirsey 1 0-1 2, Roush 0 0-0 0, Casella 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 25 12-15 67. 3-pointers: Owens (3), Melville (2).

Madonna loses to Linsly

WHEELING – The Madonna girls basketball team lost 52-31 at Linsly Thursday.

Nicolette Sellitti led the Blue Dons with 11 points.

Madonna hosts Oak Glen Saturday.

Linsly 52, Madonna 31

Madonna 6 5 6 14 – 31

Linsly 11 16 11 14 – 52

MADONNA: Dowiak 1 2-2 4; Mascio 1 0-0 2; Antinone 0 0-0 0; Rosso 1 2-2 4; Selletti 4 0-0 11; Playtek 1 0-0 2; Davis 3 0-3 6; Lammers 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 4-9 31. 3-pointers: Sellitti (3).

LINSLY: Jackson 3 0-0 6; Brunner 7 0-0 19; Cecil 3 0-0 6; Emch 2 0-0 4; Nwachuckwu 3 3-7 9; Petho 0 0-0 0; raths 3 0-0 6; Wright 0 0-0 0; McDonald 1 0-0 2; M.Jackson 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 3-7 52. 3-pointers: Brunner (5).

Baseball, softball sign-ups to be held

CHESTER – Oak Glen Junior Bears baseball and softball will hold sign-ups for boys ages 4-14 and girls ages 4-15 at the New Cumberland City building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Sign-ps are also scheduled at the Chester Volunteer Fire Department from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. Cost is $50 for the first child, $40 for second child, and $25 for each additional child with additional fundraiser.

For information, call (330) 383-1886.

St. Joseph’s beats Corpus Christi

WHEELING – The St. Joseph J.V. boys basketball team defeated Corpus Christi, 34-16, in Wheeling Parochial League action.

Dom Mazur scored 21 points to lead the way, while Evan Boniti added six points and Nick Paul four points for the Spartans.

Briefs

Lady Barons win

HAMBURG, NY – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team cruised to a 60-40 victory against host Hilbert College Saturday.

“We came out and played so strong,” head coach Suzy Delaney said. “We led with our defense and had total confidence in our offensive game plan.”

The Hawks shot 30 percent from the floor and committed 28 turnovers.

“We had so much more composure offensively,” Delaney said. “We made some key shots from the three point line and never let up. We kept our foot on the gas. Everybody today played their hearts out regardless if they made a splash on the stats sheet.”

FUS Sophomore forward Lacey Huck finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals. Fellow sophomore Helen Reins added 11 points and freshman Lauren Noce six rebounds.

“We just played so confidently today, it was really tough to stop us,” Delaney said. “Everyone was just so tough for us. I was really proud of our girls.”

The Lady Barons host Pitt-Greensburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Barons men lose

HAMBURG, NY – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team dropped a 63-44 decision at Hilbert College Saturday.

“We played incredibly tough against a good team for 36-and-a-half minutes,” head coach John Lamanna said. “It was hard near the end when we just bottomed out.

“We played this team extremely well. It just comes to our youth. We don’t have the experience yet to put them away when we had the chance. We need to learn and grow from this. We just needed to fix our inconsistencies and this would have been a different outcome.”

Besides impressive team stats for the majority of the game, the Barons took a lot of positives from individual players like sophomore forward Joseph Rine and freshman guard Daniel Klienschnitz.

Joe Rine led FUS with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.

“Joe really responded well from his last game,” Lamanna said. “He was incredibly productive. He was so aggressive. It was great to see.”

Freshman Daniel Klienschnitz added 12 points.

The Barons welcome Pitt-Greensburg at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Softball tryouts to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold tryouts for girls ages 8-15 from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 23 in the Steubenville High School commons area. The cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.

For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792 or Jeremy Groves at (740) 424-2859.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE?- The Big?Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school conference room.

OUE downs OSU Mansfield

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Ohio University-Eastern women’s basketball team posted six players in double figures in a convincing 95-55 triumph over visiting OSU Mansfield Saturday.

Shadyside’s Kelsey Holloway led the way with 18 points and five steals. Monroe Central’s Alex Kuhn added 16 points and five assists. Beallsville’s Julie Bilyeu finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Monroe Central’s Casey Digity, Barnesville’s Jessica Hunkler and John Marshall’s Hanna Gossett each scored 10 points.

OUE improved to 14-5 on the season and is back in action at home at 1 p.m. today against Wright State Lake.

St. Vincent’s tops St. Joe’s

The St. Joseph JV boys basketball team was defeated by St. Vincent, 26-22, in Wheeling Parochial League action. Evan Boniti led the way for the Spartans with 12 points, while Jon Luke Horne and Nick Paul chipped in with three points each.

Cheer tryouts to be held

BRIDGEPORT – The Ohio Valley Elite Platinum All Star Competition Cheering squad will be conducting open tryouts for youth ages 3-16 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio Valley Gymnastic facility. There are no fees to attend the tryout.

For information, call 740-315-TEAM or E-mail oveallstars@gmail.com

Geanangel does well in showcase

Indian Creek shophomore Paige Geanangel competed in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase at Kent State University. She competed in three softball games, was awarded game MVP for two games and was one of 14 selected from a pool of 300 participants to be members of the Queen of Diamonds all-tournament team.

Briefs

Pizza delivery driver robbed of cash

STEUBENVILLE – A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening of cash in the 700 block of Oakmont Avenue, City Police reported.

The driver was called to make a delivery in the 700 block of Oakmont Avenue around 9:09 p.m. and was approached by a man who had a gun at his side, police reported. The robber demanded cash. The driver was allowed to drive away after giving the man money, police reported.

Man sentenced in teen sex case

STEUBENVILLE – Derek Bocek, 25, of 107 Findley St., Toronto, was sentenced by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson to six months in jail and six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after Bocek pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and violation of a protection order.

Bocek was charged with having sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl in August.

Bocek, who has no criminal record, also was declared a Tier II sex offender. He will be required to report his address every 180 days for 25 years to the sheriff of the county he is residing.

Bocek will be on probation for two years after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. Henderson ordered Bocek not to have contact with the victim while he is on probation.

Probation revoked in drug case

STEUBENVILLE – Michael Greathouse, 21, of 517 Highland Ave. was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson on Wednesday on a probation violation.

Greathouse was indicted on charges of drug trafficking, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia in December 2010. Henderson allowed Greathouse in April to enter drug court, which could have resulted in the charges being dismissed if Greathouse successfully completed the program.

Greathouse was charged in October with two counts of possession of drugs in the city. The probation violation charge then was issued against Greathouse.

Greathouse will be on probation for 30 months after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. He still faces the other charges.

Volunteers needed for homeless count

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Coalition on Housing and Homeless is seeking volunteers for its annual point in time count of homeless people.

Lisa Ward of the coalition said the count will occur Tuesday. Volunteers will gather at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Beacon House 732 N. Sixth St.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Ward at (740) 282-5338.

Health department sets schedule

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Health Department will offer immunizations, flu shots and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing division office in Ohio Valley Towers.

Public service board calls special meeting

WEIRTON – The Oakland Public Service District Board has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at its office at 768 Carothers Road.

Township financial report available

RICHMOND – Salem Township’s annual financial report is complete and available at the office of fiscal officer Judy Greer by appointment.

Wayne trustees’ meeting changes

BLOOMINGDALE – The time of the Wayne Township trustees’ meeting set for Jan. 29 has been changed to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The meetings are held at the township garage on county Road 26.

The monthly meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

Man remains in jail after threats

DILLONVALE – The Brilliant man arrested last week for allegedly inducing panic by making threatening statements while outside a Buckeye Local School District elementary school remains in jail today in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Dale G. Dollison, 64, is due in court Friday at the Jefferson County Justice Center for a preliminary hearing on a felony charge, according to reports.

Dollison allegedly made the statements to other adults while outside Buckeye North Elementary School.

During his second appearance in court Wednesday, Dollison told the court he will retain his own attorney.

Dillonvale county court Judge David Scarpone continued the $50,000 bond set.

Dollison was not carrying any weapon at the time of his arrest, according to a Wells Township Police report.

According to reports, Dollison allegedly made repeated statements considered threatening by a parent who was outside the school at the same time.

‘The Tree of Life’ film to be shown

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan Film Society will present director Terrence Malick’s film, “The Tree of Life,” at 7 p.m. Friday in Anathan Theatre at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The screening is free and open to the public.

Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, the 2011 Academy Award nominated film traces the journey of the eldest son, Jack, through childhood innocence to his disillusioned adult years. Jack questions the meaning of life and the existence of faith, while showing how brute nature and spiritual grace shape all aspects of human existence.

A panel discussion with Franciscan University of Steubenville professors will follow. The film is rated A-II (adults and adolescents) by Catholic News Service for mature subject matter.

Police find drugs in hotel

EAST LIVERPOOL – Drug-related charges are pending against several people after officers received a tip of drug activity at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge Tuesday night.

A drug enforcement officer received the tip and he and another officer did some surveillance at the Dresden Avenue motel, according to East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane.

The allegations were confirmed through surveillance, and the city’s afternoon shift went into action just before 10 p.m., with Lane saying, “They went out and paid a visit and one thing led to another.”

Inside the motel room, officers reported finding heroin, crack cocaine, prescription pills, hydroponic marijuana, digital scales and a police scanner. Also found was almost $1,500 in cash and a 9-mm handgun.

All occupants, including one man from Youngstown and three from this area, were checked for active warrants, but they had none against them, Lane said. The person whose name was given by the tipster was not in the room, reports said.

The suspected narcotics will be sent for testing, and charges are pending. The investigation is continuing.

Briefs

Huskies run over Bellaire

BELLAIRE – The Harrison Central boys basketball team jumped on host Bellaire early and eventually cruised to an 82-38 victory Tuesday night.

The Huskies outscored the Big Reds 47-20 in the second half.

Fletcher Watt led the big win with a game-high 20 points as Harrison Central improved to 10-2 to keep pace with second-place Steubenville in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 4A standings. St. Clairsville leads the division.

Rashaen Mitchell handed in 17 points and Nick Pelegreen 13 for the winners.

Harrison Central 82, Bellaire 38

Harrison Central19 16 23 24 – 82

Bellaire 8 10 9 11 – 38

HARRISON CENTRAL: K Mitchell 0, 1-2 1; Kowalski 3, 5-7 12; Yoho 0, 0-0 0; B Mitchell 1, 0-0 2; Rutter 0, 0-2 0; Watt 8, 3-4 20; Reddish 3, 2-2 8; Evans 1, 2-3 4; Johnson 2, 0-0 5; R Mitchell 7, 3-5 17; Olmstead 0, 0-0 0; Pelegreen 3, 5-7 13. Totals 28, 21-32 82. 3-pointers: Pelegreen 2, Kowalski, Johnson, Watt.

BELLAIRE: Steele 1, 0-0 2; Ramsey 1, 0-0 2; Kimbro 0, 0-0 0; Callarik 3, 0-0 6; Westlake 4, 1-1 9; Back 0, 0-0 0; Patrone 3, 0-0 6; Hall 0, 0-0 0; Hess 5, 2-2 12; Bentz 0, 0-0 0; Ellison 0, 1-2 1. Totals 17, 4-5.

Big Red bests Minerva

MINERVA – The Steubenville boys basketball picked up a road win Tuesday, dispatching Minerva, 54-46.

Periogn West led Big Red with 12 points. Mylik Young and John Linn joined West in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Big Red, which outscored Minerva 17-11 in the final period, is at city-rival Catholic Central Friday.

Big Red 54, Minerva 46

Big Red 7 22 8 17 – 54

Minerva 5 23 7 11 – 46

BIG RED: West 4 4-4 12, Linn 3 2-3 10, Herring-Hill 2 0-0 4, Lawson 2 1-3 5, Young 3 5-9 11, Sterling 2 0-0 4, Smith 3 0-0 6, Perdue 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 20 12-19 54. 3-pointers: Linn (2).

MINERVA: Zeedrich 2 0-0 6, Parrish 3 0-0 6, Whiteleather 0 0-0 0, Gill 0 0-0 0, Locke 4 4-4 14, Clapper 3 2-2 9, Forst 2 1-2 5, Eyer 3 0-2 6. TOTALS: 17 7-10 46. 3-pointers: Zeedrich (2), Locke (2), Clapper.

Wildcats fall to Ferry

RICHMOND – The Edison boys basketball team took a 72-42 loss at the hands of visiting Martins Ferry Tuesday.

Skylar Wilkin led the Wildcats with eight points. Dylan Jones, Erik Lee, Austin Hyndman and Alec Jones each scored five.

Edison travels to Bellaire Friday.

Martins Ferry 72, Edison 42

Martins Ferry 20 18 13 21 – 72

Edison 6 8 10 18 – 42

MARTINS FERRY: Varitty 5 1-2 14, Sears 2 0-0 6, A. Burress 0 1-2 1, Edwards 1 0-3 2, J. Burress 0 0-0 0, Vargo 8 1-1 17, Schau 11 5-5 27, Appalloni 1 0-0 2, Rine 0 0-1 0, Strama 1 1-2 3. TOTALS: 29 9-16 72. 3-pointers: Varitty (3), Sears (2).

EDISON (1-12): D. Jones 2 0-0 5, Lee 2 1-2 5, Allese 1 0-2 2, Hyndman 2 1-2 5, Fonow 0 0-0 0, A. Jones 1 3-4 5, Howell 1 0-0 2, Wilkin 3 2-4 8, Horan 4 2-4 10, Woika 0 0-0 0, Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Springer 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 16 9-18 42. 3-pointers: D. Jones.

Red Knights win big

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Toronto boys basketball team rolled to a 64-26 win over East Richland Christian Tuesday at Ohio University Eastern.

A quartet of Red Knights reached double-digits, led by Blaze Glenn’s 13 points. Tyler Owens and Brad Melville each added 12 with Dillan Gault chipping in with 11.

Toronto hosts Bridgeport Friday.

Toronto 64, East Richland Christian 26

Toronto 27 17 10 10 – 64

East Richland 4 6 8 8 – 26

TORONTO (6-5): Glenn 6 0-1 13, Chadwick 2 0-0 4, Owens 6 0-0 12, Melville 6 0-0 12, Gault 5 0-0 11, Rawson 1 0-0 2, Ziegler 1 0-0 2, Andrews 1 0-0 2, Roush 2 2-2 6, Stewart 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 30 2-3 64. 3-pointers: Glenn, Gault.

EAST RICHLAND: Matt 3 0-0 6, Bruner 4 0-0 10, Hart 1 0-2 2, Lish 4 0-2 8, Ball 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 12 0-4 26. 3-pointers: Bruner (2).

Irish defeat Royals

BELLAIRE – D.J. Shoemaker scored a game-high 16 points on Tuesday as the St. John Central boys basketball team defeated visiting Jefferson County Christian, 36-28.

The Irish held a four-point lead with four minutes to play and held off the Royals down the stretch.

Wes Seabright led Jefferson County Christian with 14 points. Matt Townsend added nine.

The Royals visit Wilson Christian Academy Thursday and host American Spirit Academy Friday.

St. John Central 36, Jefferson County Christian 28

Jefferson County Christian 4 10 8 6 – 28

St. John Central 12 6 9 9 – 36

JEFFERSON COUNTY CHRISTIAN: Seabright 6 2-4 14, Townsend 2 5-6 9, Johnson 2 2-2 4, Marshall 0 1-5 1, Scott 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, McGurn 0 0-0 0, Klug 0 0-0 0, Shaw 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 10 8-18 28.

ST. JOHN CENTRAL: Shoemaker 6 4-7 16, Holubeck 2 0-2 5, Francis 1 1-2 4, Clemons 1 1-2 4, Melko 1 0-0 2, Imer 1 0-0- 2, Alvey 1 0-0 2, Bossell 0 1-2 1, Ford 0 0-0 0, Henry 0 0-0 0, Murray 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 13 7-15 36. 3-pointers: Shoemaker, Francis, Clemons.

Blue Devils earn a win

BURGETTSTOWN – Josh Mack delivered a game-high 20 points and hauled in 11 rebounds as the Burgettstown boys basketball team knocked off visiting Wash High, 55-45, Tuesday.

The Blue Devils outscored the visitors 19-9 in the final eight minutes.

Jonathan Sabo contributed 18 points, including four three-pointers, for Burgettstown, which is 7-8 overall and 3-3 in section play. Wash High held a 23-20 lead at the break, but the Blue Devils, who visit Avella tonight, tied it at 36 entering the last quarter.

Toronto boosters to meet

TORONTO – The Toronto High School Athletic Boosters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school cafeteria.

Millsop holds registration

WEIRTON – Registration has started for indoor wiffleball and a paper football challenge at the Millsop Community Center.

The wiffleball tournament is open to youth, teen and adults in three age groups for a double-elimination 5-on-5 tourney on March 3. Registration is $50 per team. The league will have a minimum of four teams and maximum of 12.

Applications are available at the center through Feb. 24 or by visiting www.mcc-tripod.com.

The paper football challenge will be held Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 in four divisions. Two five-minute halves will be used with the winners advancing in the double-elimination tournament.

Players are to make and bring their own paper footballs.

Cost is $5 for youth and teens and $10 for adults. There is an eight-player minimum per division.

Applications are available at the center through Jan. 23 or by visiting www.mcc-tripod.com.

For information, call (304) 797-5721.

Briefs

Oak Glen girls win

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen girls basketball team beat visiting Beaver Local 40-33 Saturday.

Oak Glen (6-4) was paced by standout Vanessa Hissam with a game-high 15 points to go along with 17 rebounds and four steals. Hissam has now reached double digits in scoring in nine of the Bears’ 10 games.

Jessica Stivason chipped in eight points and six rebounds for Oak Glen, while Logan Andrews added five points and six rebounds.

Oak Glen entertains East Liverpool today at 7:15 p.m. in a varsity only game.

Oak Glen 40, Beaver Local 33

Beaver Local 2 11 7 12 – 33

Oak Glen 10 9 8 13 – 40

BEAVER LOCAL: Dolhun 3 1-3 7, Ketchum 0 0-0 0, Talbott 4 2-4 10, Ricciardi 0 2-10 2, Kiddey 2 1-3 5, Favre 0 0-1 0, Wright 1 4-4 6, Cianni 0 0-1 0, Bishop 1 0-0 3. TOTALS: 11 10-25 44. 3-pointers: Bishop.

OAK GLEN: Arnott 1 0-0 2, Snow 0 0-0 0, Patterson 0 0-0 0, Evans 1 1-4 3, Andrews 2 1-4 5, Herstine 0 0-0 0, Feicht 2 1-2 5, Hissam 5 5-11 15, Wiley 1 0-0 2, Stivason 3 2-8 8. TOTALS: 15 10-29 40.

Bears fall on road

FAIRMONT – The Oak Glen boys basketball team lost at East Fairmont Saturday, 45-36.

Oak Glen was down 18-16 at the half. East Fairmont held a big advantage at the free throw line, going 15-of-22 compared to just 5-of-9 for Oak Glen.

Matt McLaughlin paced the Golden Bears with 11 points. Jakob Ford netted 10 points for the Bears, while Cody Howell tallied four points and six rebounds.

Oak Glen (2-9) hosts winless Weir High on Tuesday.

East Fairmont 45, Oak Glen 36

Oak Glen 8 8 6 14 – 36

East Fairmont 11 7 11 16 – 45

OAK GLEN: Click 3 0-0 7, Ford 4 1-1 10, Kincaid 0 0-0 0, Howell 1 2-4 4, McLaughlin 4 2-4 11, Smith 0 0-0 0, McGraw 2 0-0 4, Woodruff 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 5-9 36. 3-pointers: Click, Ford, McLaughlin.

EAST FAIRMONT: Hayes 1 3-4 5, McCutchen 1 0-0 2, Manchin 3 2-2 8, Johnson 2 2-4 6, Bowman 6 8-10 20, Arnett 2 0-2 4. TOTALS: 15 15-22 45. 3-pointers: Manchin 2.

Potters down Wildcats

RICHMOND – Despite a strong fourth quarter comeback by Edison, the East Liverpool girls basketball team was able to hold on for a 73-66 victory on Saturday. The Potters led by 20 points heading into the final quarter, but the Wildcats responded with 32 points in the frame to make things interesting at the end.

Kayli Stewart led the Wildcats (1-12) with a career-high 17 points. Molly McCoy scored 16 points, followed by Katelyn Pollock with 14 and Maddy Hunter with eight.

Edison welcomes St. Clairsville today.

East Liverpool 73, Edison 66

East Liverpool 16 17 21 19 – 73

Edison 7 9 18 32 – 66

EAST LIVERPOOL: Edgell 11 9-14 32, Holmes 0 0-2 0, Bailey 0 0-0 0, Cowart 2 5-6 7, Possage 3 4-5 11, Holmes 3 1-2 7, Morell 1 0-4 2, Davis 4 0-0 11. TOTALS: 24 19-33 73. 3-pointers: Davis 2, Edgell, Possage.

EDISON: Hunter 2 2-4 8, Pollock 6 2-2 14, Scott 0 2-2 2, McCoy 5 5-7 16, Fonow 2 1-2 5, Stewart 7 2-2 17, Morrison 1 1-3 3, Miller 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 15-22 66. 3-pointers: Hunter 2, McCoy 2, Stewart.

Briefs

Free throw championship to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 is sponsoring a basketball free throw contest beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School in the former Holy Rosary School gymnasium.

All boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible to participate.

Individual contests will be conducted for each age group. There will be awards for the winners of each age group.

The winners will be eligible to compete in the district free throw competition which is scheduled for noon immediately following the local competition.

Entry forms are available at local grade schools in the Steubenville-Wintersville Area. If a school doesn’t have entry forms, they will be available at the door the day of the contest. Proof of age is required if registering at the door. Doors open at 10 a.m.

For information, contact Lou Almonte at (304) 670-6790 or Don Hall at (740) 264-6724.

FUS swimming wins

BRADFORD, Pa. – The Franciscan University Swimming and Diving team beat host Pitt-Bradford 52-43 in a battle of the top two teams in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Saturday.

“Beating them was a big deal,” Barons head coach Becky Recznik said. “We went into the meet hopeful but not expecting, because you never know. But, I’m really excited.”

Freshman sprinter Aimee Vunovich won the 100 back in 1:11.25 for two-point FUS lead.

Sophomore Maria Giuliani took second in the 500 free in 5:47.53.

FUS clinched the meet by going 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke with sophomore Molly Coogan (1:21.14) and senior captain Maria Deuchar (1:23.94).

Recznik also said that having Division II school Alford State, who beat FUS 63-31, at the meet helped push her team despite the loss.

“Its always exciting as coaches to watch. When you’re swimming in a pool with a team that’s as good as Alford is, it really pushes the girls,” Recznik said. “Seeing someone in front of you gives you that extra umph to push just a little harder.”

Barons hoops loses

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team lost at Medaille College, 82-40, Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore forward Allyson Cooney, however, pulled out one of her best games of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine boards.

“Allyson was a very positive part of today’s game,” FUS head coach Suzy Delaney said. “She is always aggressive on defense, and she took two charges today.”

Captain Lacey Huck finished with 12 points.

The Barons host Mt. Aloysius College at 6 p.m. Monday.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school conference room. All are welcome.

Hoops tourney to be held

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – The Basketball Hoopfest tournament will be held at Albert Gallatin High School Feb. 15-17 for sixth- and seventh grade boys teams and Feb. 22-24 for eighth-grade boys teams.

All teams are guaranteed three games. The deadline is Jan. 31. Registration fee is $175.

For information, contact Larry Haines at (724) 963-6087.

Barons lose again

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team dropped a 82-56 decision Saturday at Medaille College.

“Regardless of the score, we played a lot of good basketball today,” head coach John Lamanna said. “We are not regressing as the season plays out. We are making great strides forward in our progress. I was very proud of them.”

Barons freshman Daniel Kleinschnitz led the squad with 13 points and four assists.

“We are very capable of scoring,” Lamanna said. “We were executing well offensively. It’s just a matter of getting shots. With this young team, every situation is new to us as a unit. We really came together today offensively and we are going to continue to gain experience. I love the direction this team is going.”

Joseph Rine, who is currently ranked seventh in NCAA Division III in blocks per game, added three more. He also collected a team high nine rebounds.

“His skill set allows him to have a lot of blocks. He has phenomenal timing,” Lamanna said. “He’s becoming a huge presence down there. You can’t coach that kind of focus and talent.”

The Barons visit Penn State-Altoona on Thursday.

Briefs

JKYSC registration under way

WINTERSVILLE – Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club’s spring registration is under way and ends Jan. 31.

The season begins in March.

Go to www.jkysc.com to register before the deadline. The league is open to all boys and girls from ages 4 to 14.

OHSAA umpire class offered

STEUBENVILLE – Classes for beginning baseball and softball umpires are being offered and the deadline for registration in Tuesday.

Registration must be done online at officials.myohsaa.org. Class names are Columbiana County BB Asn (NE) for baseball and Columbiana County SBf (NE) for softball.

Those who pass the course will be able to umpire middle school and junior varsity games and eventually varsity games as well.

For information, call (740) 632-2871.

WVSSAC umpire class upcoming

WEIRTON – Baseball and softball umpire classes for the WVSSAC are upcoming.

Application forms can be obtained by calling the Weirton umpire secretary at (740) 632-2871. A physical is required along with the application forms and attendance for all classroom time is required.

The location will be determined after registration is complete in order to select a centrally located classroom.

Those who pass the course will be able to umpire middle school and junior varsity games and eventually varsity games as well.

Bowl sheet winner named

BELLAIRE – J.B. Hizer of Sistersville won the St. John Central Boosters Club bowl sheet football drawing.

St. Joseph wins two

WHEELING – The St. Joseph J.V. boys basketball team defeated Our Lady of Peace Blue, 36-18, in Wheeling Parochial League action. The Spartans were led by Evan Boniti with 15 points, while Dom Mazur added 11, including a half-court buzzer beater just before halftime. Vinnie Conforti, Nick Paul, Nico Fuscardo and Nathan Zanieski also scored for the Spartans.

The Spartans also beat Bishop John King Mussio White, 35-33. The Spartans were paced by Mazur’s 11 points with Boniti adding 10, including eight in the fourth quarter. Paul chipped in with five points and Jon Luke Horne scored four points for the Spartans.

Briefs

Edison places seventh

NELSONVILLE – The Edison wrestling team finished seventh at the Nelsonville-York Tournament Saturday with 171 points.

The Wildcats had a pair of second-place finishers in Robert Daley (113) and Mitchell Wells (182). Nick Fisher (132) and Blaine Cline (170) picked up fourth-place finishes. Chris Leake finished fifth at 152, Brandon O’Brien seventh at 138, and Layne Weaver eighth at 120.

Gallia Academy won the event with 248 points. St. Clairsville was fourth at 206.

Wells dropped a 4-1 decision to Gallia’s Mark Allen, while Daley was pinned by River Valley’s Raymond Raimo.

Fisher lost 9-7 in overtime to Jacob Eye from Jonathan Alder and Cline a tough 2-1 call to Gallia’s Justin Reynolds.

Leake defeated Alder’s Dylan Wildman, 4-3, and O’Brien pinned Briggs’ Usman Oyelami in 41 seconds.

Weaver was pinned by Southeastern’s Allen Shope.

Spartans beat Irish

WHEELING – The St. Joseph Spartans J.V. boys basketball team defeated Bellaire St. John Junior Irish 22-16 in Wheeling Parochial League play.

The Spartans were led by Dom Mazur’s eight points with Evan Bonto adding six and Robbie Valenti contributing four.